Olympic Hot Springs Road Closed
The Elwha Valley's Olympic Hot Springs Road is closed to public entry beyond the Altair Campground during removal of the Glines Canyon Dam. Olympic Hot Springs is not accessible from the Elwha.
Changes in Winter Activity Schedule Announced
Budget uncertainties lead to changes in visitor services this winter. More »
Wilderness Camping Permits are required for all overnight trips into the wilderness backcountry of Olympic National Park.
A wilderness camping fee is charged for all permits and includes a $5 permit registration fee, plus $2 per person per night. There is no nightly charge for people 15 years old and under.
Check the Wilderness Trip Planner for more information on visiting and enjoying the Olympic Wilderness.
Special Park Use permits are required for some activities such as special events and commercial filming and photography. Applications for permits should be submitted to the appropriate park official well in advance for consideration and processing.
Did You Know?
Olympic National Park protects 73 miles of wild Pacific coast. Tidepools, sandy beaches and rocky cliffs can all be found here.